DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone: Stockton, CA; Application and Public
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Stockton Port District (commonly known as the Port
of Stockton), to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone at
sites in the Stockton (San Joaquin County), California area, within the
San Francisco/Oakland/Sacramento Customs port of entry. The application
was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones
Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board
(15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on June 24, 1997. The
applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Section 6302 of the
The proposed zone would consist of 3 sites (3,111 acres) in
Stockton: Site 1 (600 acres)--within the Port of Stockton complex on
the Stockton Deepwater Ship Channel; Site 2 (1,058 acres)--Rough and
Ready Island on the Stockton Deepwater Ship Channel; and, Site 3 (1,453
acres)--Stockton Metropolitan Airport. Sites 1 and 3 are owned by the
Port of Stockton and San Joaquin County respectively. Site 2 is
presently owned by the Department of Defense, but will be conveyed to
the applicant on October 1, 1997.
The application contains evidence of the need for foreign-trade
zone services in the Stockton area. Several firms have indicated an
interest in using zone procedures within the proposed project for
warehousing/distribution activity. Specific manufacturing approvals are
not being sought at this time. Requests would be made to the Board on a
In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and
report to the Board.
As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a
public hearing on July 29, 1997, 10:00 a.m., at the Port of Stockton,
2201 W. Washington Street, Stockton, California 95201.
Public comment on the application is invited from interested
parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period
for their receipt is September 5, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 15-day period (to September 22, 1997).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following
Port of Stockton Executive Office, 2201 W. Washington Street, Stockton,
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: June 27, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-17528 Filed 7-3-97; 8:45 am]
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